Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus came and told his disciples. “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

For those who follow Jesus, baptism is a symbolic act of our personal recognition of how Jesus saved us- buried with Christ in baptism and raised to walk in the fullness of new life, just as Jesus was raised to life. It’s also our chance to say in front of everyone that we are committed to live for Jesus all the days of our lives. Baptism doesn’t save us - only Jesus does that - and baptism doesn’t take away all the hard things we face. But, baptism is our opportunity to tell the world that Jesus is our Savior and it’s God’s opportunity to do something special within us as we take a huge step of obedience in our faith.


Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change; it’s a public declaration of how Jesus has changed your life. Being baptized shows others that you’ve decided to follow Jesus, and allows them to celebrate this decision with you (Acts 16:31-34). The act of baptism doesn’t save a person; it is simply a symbol and celebration of salvation (1 Peter 3:21). Because Jesus took on our sin and granted us His purity, if we put our faith in Him, we are made right with God – and that’s worth celebrating!